Drinking & men’s mental health issues might go hand in hand… what do you think?
This post follows on from the sentiments expressed in my writings from last week. (Please click here for a link to that blog post concerning mental health in men.) In this post, for those of you that have not read it, I highlighted recent statistics…
- Only 36% of referrals to psychological therapies are for men.
- Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under the age of 45.
- Of all the suicides recorded in the UK in 2014, 76% were male. This can also be found through-out the last three decades.
I cited the stigma associated with mental illness as part of the explanation as to why this was the case. Today I’d like to share with you another statistic that I have since come across.
- Men are 3 times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent.
There’s no skirting round the issue that very few men speak…
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